Phone Scripts 2.18.-2.24.2019

There is no emergency at the border - but there is with our climate. Urge Sen. Feinstein to support the Green New Deal - and thank Sen. Harris and our Representatives for their support.. And isn’t it time to talk about impeachment?

SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN
DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 981-9369

REPRESENTATIVE JARED HUFFMAN
DC phone: (202) 225-5161
Petaluma phone:  (707) 981-8967

REPRESENTATIVE MIKE THOMPSON
DC phone: (202) 225-3311
Santa Rosa phone: (707) 542-7182

The “Emergency” Is Trump

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [the MoC] use the full power of Congress to oppose Trump’s seizure of emergency powers under false pretenses.

There is no emergency at the border. It’s a hoax cooked up by Trump to retain his hold on his base. He had two years and full control of Congress to build his wall and didn’t bother. Why now? Because he badly lost the midterm elections and no longer controls all of Congress. His declaration of emergency powers is meant to circumvent Congress’s refusal to fund his mythical wall and to show that he can rule without Congress’s consent. This is a clear and present danger to the constitutional order. Without the power of the purse, Congress has no power at all. Trump must be stopped. Both Houses must pass resolutions cancelling his declaration. And the House must start impeachment proceedings.

Background:

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a26345673/trumps-national-emergency-is-a-purely-dictatorial-action/

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/trumps-emergency-declaration-border-unfit-for-office-impeachment.html


Both Senators:
SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN
DC phone: (202) 224-3841
SF phone:  (415) 393-0707

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS
DC phone: (202) 224-3553
SF phone: (415) 981-9369

[Feinstein]: Co-Sponsor the Green New Deal!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to let Senator Feinstein know how disappointed I am in her for not yet endorsing the Green New Deal. We are in crisis and need bold solutions. Senator Harris knows this, as does my Representative. Yet Senator Feinstein’s support is missing. I’m disappointed and angry with her.

Background:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Btl5in5BQ6N/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1dfjzonq37uwq

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/7/18211709/green-new-deal-resolution-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-markey

[Harris]: Thank You for Co-Sponsoring the Green New Deal!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank Senator Harris for signing on as a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, the most critical legislative framework of our time.

In co-sponsoring the Green New Deal, the Senator is leading the way to save our species from extinction and to save our nation from crushing inequality. The GND framework is bold and broad – exactly what we need at this dangerous moment. I urge the Senator to continue to push to keep the Green New Deal strong and ambitious. Nothing less will save us.

Background:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Btl5in5BQ6N/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1dfjzonq37uwq

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/7/18211709/green-new-deal-resolution-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-markey


Both Representatives
REPRESENTATIVE JARED HUFFMAN

DC phone: (202) 225-5161
Petaluma phone:  (707) 981-8967

REPRESENTATIVE MIKE THOMPSON
DC phone: (202) 225-3311
Santa Rosa phone: (707) 542-7182

Begin the Process of Impeachment NOW

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask [Representative Huffman / Thompson] to demand that the House of Representatives begin the process of impeaching Donald Trump.

Donald Trump continues his march towards total dictatorship. His assumption of sweeping powers over a false “emergency” is just the latest step in a flagrantly lawless pattern. It’s past time to stop hiding behind Robert Mueller and save our country.

To quote Yoni Applebaum: “It is absurd to suggest that the Constitution would delineate a mechanism too potent to ever actually be employed. Impeachment, in fact, is a vital protection against the dangers a president like Trump poses. And, crucially, many of its benefits—to the political health of the country, to the stability of the constitutional system—accrue irrespective of its ultimate result. Impeachment is a process, not an outcome, a rule-bound procedure for investigating a president, considering evidence, formulating charges, and deciding whether to continue on to trial.”

It is cowardly. reckless, and irresponsible for the House to wait to be saved by Mueller or anyone else. This is your responsibility as my elected Representative. The House must begin impeachment proceedings NOW.

Background:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/impeachment-trump/580468/

Thank You for Co-Sponsoring the Green New Deal!

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank Representative [Huffman / Thompson] for signing on as a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, the most critical legislative framework of our time.

In co-sponsoring the Green New Deal, the Representative is leading the way to save our species from extinction and to save our nation from crushing inequality. The GND framework is bold and broad – exactly what we need at this dangerous moment. I urge the Representative to continue to push to keep the Green New Deal strong and ambitious. Nothing less will save us.

Background:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Btl5in5BQ6N/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1dfjzonq37uwq

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/7/18211709/green-new-deal-resolution-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-markey

Return ALL of the Children NOW

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to ask Representative [Huffman / Thompson] to demand the return of all separated migrant children to their parents – and to demand that the House subpoena testimony from the perpetrators, HHS Secretary Alex Azar and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

It was reported recently that thousands more children were separated from their parents than previously reported and that the government didn’t know how many there were because they weren’t keeping track of them. This is a stunning outrage. On top of it, Nielsen and Azar have refused to testify before Congress. They must be compelled to, immediately, by subpoena. If they still refuse, they must be jailed and held until they change their minds. Return ALL of the children, NOW.

Background:

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/US/trump-administration-unsure-thousands-migrant-families-separated-originally/story?id=60797633

It's been one year since the Parkland school shooting

Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from zip code______ and a member of Indivisible. I’m calling to remind Representative [Huffman / Thompson] that I want active support for sensible gun law reform.

The Parkland school shooting left 17 students and educators dead, and another 17 injured. And over these last 12 months, guns have continued to devastate families and communities across the country. I encourage you to continue to speak out boldly to the press and with your colleagues, and to pass universal background checks (H.B.8) now!